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One platform to power your entire organisation

DataCow is a cloud-based operating system that gives you the ability to manage, securely store and share information.

Data is everywhere, on your server, your desktop and spread across countless inboxes. Right now, companies are spending huge amounts of money subscribing to countless software solutions, yet despite all this, records are still incomplete, scattered, and virtually impossible to control or even find.

That’s exactly the situation Spencer Group found ourselves in, but decided to do something about it. We put together a group of engineers and developers determined to put that right. Fast forward to the present day, DataCow has evolved into a powerful platform—an AI-equipped machine learning system with over 15 years’ experience of more than 500 real-world projects, totalling over a £1 billion.

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We knew there wasn’t a complete solution, a single source of truth that spun the elusive golden thread. Yes, there were a plethora of systems out there that could perform certain tasks and do them well, but there was always a weak link—they all relied on human intervention to connect the dots.

This was the moment DataCow was formed. Back then, it was fondly and perhaps aptly referred to as “SOS,” or Spencer Online System. Our team of UK-based engineers and developers embarked on creating a truly unique platform for the business to thrive. A single system that controlled all data and communication, but even that wasn’t enough.

We needed to instantly view costs over multiple projects, all of which had to be live. We connected timesheets to HR data and needed to ensure training records were up to date and maintained. We needed to track materials and create a directory of every subcontractor ever used, whilst simultaneously recording how well they performed and if they would be used again.

We swore an email would never be lost again and that everybody on the project would have access to them, even George’s, who only worked for Spencer Group for half a day, were all there. We wanted to know who had opened a document, who it had been shared with, and when.

The idea was simple: use data once for multiple tasks, connect everything, make it available to all and make it automatic.

DataCow is a major contributor to the success of Spencer Group, not only providing a solid platform from which to grow but also serving as a shield to protect against those who would take advantage of a less informed or organised company.

DataCow will serve many roles across your organisation, but most crucially of all—it is an all-in-one single-entry cloud-based system, connecting the same data to everything you do, and ensures nothing is lost.

It is an operating system for your business, big or small, that is equipped with an impressive arsenal to eliminate data silos. Spencer Group is proud of DataCow and believes that its adoption into your business can only provide you with a major advantage. After all, knowledge is power.

Watch the videos below to learn how DataCow can benefit your organisation or visit -

Emails but better

Document Management

Enquiries and Procurement

Specialist Contractor Management

Project Financials

People and Organisations


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